A gaggle of 20 injured Indian crew members rescued after a serious fireplace broke out on board a cargo vessel carrying almost 3,800 automobiles off the Netherlands coast have safely returned residence whereas the stays of 1 sailor who was killed within the incident are being repatriated, Indian authorities have mentioned.
An Indian crew member was killed and 20 others have been injured within the fireplace that broke out on July 25 on board the Panama-registered ship Fremantle Freeway, which was en route from Germany to Egypt. A number of crew members have been pressured to leap overboard. The ship was manned completely by Indians.
“20 Indian crew rescued from ship Fremantle Freeway have safely returned to India over the previous week. Thank Dutch authorities for his or her help & help in addition to our sailors for his or her fortitude & braveness by means of this tough time,” the Indian Embassy within the Hague mentioned on platform X, previously generally known as Twitter.
“Mortal stays of 1 crew member who sadly handed away are being repatriated,” it mentioned.
The crippled ship has been towed into port within the north-east of the Netherlands.
The Dutch coast guard harassed the reason for the hearth on the 11-deck ship was unknown and authorities have been cautious to not speculate. However an audio recording emerged of 1 rescue employee suggesting it had began within the battery of an electrical car and “it seems an electrical car exploded too”, BBC mentioned.
Of the three,783 automobiles on board the ship, 498 have been electrical autos.
The hearth began on an higher deck and salvage consultants mentioned that whereas 4 of the ship’s decks have been comparatively undamaged within the hull, the eighth deck had partly collapsed due to the depth of the hearth.
The 21 crew members on board the ship had tried to place out the hearth themselves, however the blaze unfold too quick. Specialised firefighters have been introduced in from Rotterdam however the state of affairs had already develop into too harmful by the point they arrived.
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